Bangarra presents a new contemporary dance work, inspired by true events. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In a tumultuous time of Australia’s history, Bennelong and the Eora Nation transcended “first contact”, leaving us a legacy that is still so tangible in our 21st century.
Bennelong highlights the extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy that led an Aboriginal community to survive a clash of cultures. This exciting new work is Bangarra at its best.
In a unique Australian dance language, history is embraced. A celebration of the continuation of life and culture with the power, artistry, passion and physicality of the country’s most acclaimed dancers.
Presented by QPAC and Bangarra Dance Theatre. Choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page.